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Old 07-09-2012, 11:57 PM
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:12 AM
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:58 AM
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McIntosh builds dull boring, high power, low distortion amplifiers which has been the laboratory-standard for performance since the middle of the last century.

I lived with the MA 6100 for over fifteen years, then had a MA 6200 for over ten years. I did not use the equalizer, and I do not need Power Guard to keep from blowing my speakers apart. Now I am back with the MA 6100. Both have Headphone amps and no meters.



It was handled by running from the ground binding post on the back, outside to a copper rod in the yard.


My advise is to get a vintage McIntosh and have it fully serviced, restored, brought back to spec, and keep it until you die.


Product Weakness: Shipping and packing costs
Product Strengths: The lack of listener fatigue in the McIntosh sound, and the “variable loudness logarithmic volume control.”
Nice post!! and that's the strategy here as well

With hearing damage from too many cocktail parties featuring Mc enabled, live performance level tuneage.. I'm reverting back to the OLD favorites. The C26 and MC2505 amplifiers!!

The C26 was my first McIntosh instrument, and it went everywhere I went.. from home town to college, followed along from east coast to mid west, and was finally shelved (put back in shipping carton) in the late 80's to "step up" to the C33-MC2205 class system.

Now with hypersensitive hearing, I'm doing as you suggest and RESTORING the C26 and MC2505.

Here is the C26 at the university in fall 1980 (who's that young man?) You can see a cassette and 8-Track deck above it.




And a photo of the C26 in 2009, almost 30 years later on the bench.. which is the island in our kitchen.





Due for an update.. the C26 is built like a tank, not a trace of oxidation and everything still works like it did in 1977 when I bought it!! Have since spiffied it up with NEW stainless machine screws (the original hex-heads would turn yellow) and of course.. keeping the controls juiced up and noise-free.



Don't worry.. the original hardware are safe in a zip-lock parts bag.


The LOUDNESS control in the C26 has always been a favorite. It's simple, highly effective and sounds really smooth. That one control (the original design concept - a passive, i.e. lossy circuit) makes for a truly "listener fatigue" free experience. IOW.. it REALLY tones it down! Here is the general frequency response of the C26 Loudness Control.




As for the MC2505.. we (myself and the Mc community) are restoring it as an interesting hobby and pastime. Here is the 2505 undergoing Power Meter tracking and calibration, putting out 1/2 WATT each side (note RANGE switch and GAIN controls) after a re-cap!! You can see the reflection in the glass panel of a clip-board with power output data sheet on it.




I'd say the meters are working FINE and tracking very well.










It needs a few more caps and Power Supply cans which I've not acted on as yet. As you can see (no pun) the caps have been well defined and sent to the "custom shop" guys.


So all in all.. I really like your statement `keep it to the very end┤ highlighted in BOLD font above. And gosh, are those old McIntosh pretty.... and in SUCH good condition!!


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Thanks for the welcome folks. This looks like a great place to pick up a lot of valuable info.

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Welcome Sumflow & Scott

Great read!
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:45 PM
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Here is the C26 in 1980 at the university (who's that young man?) You can see a cassette and 8-Track deck above it.



Is that a Pioneer CT-F (750 - guessing a little, no wait 650 - the 750 didn't have a covered cassette well) Cassette deck? Always loved the blue meters.

Great to see the vintage gear getting love and respect.
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I still enjoy listening to cassettes. My number one format is vinyl as it has been for almost 50 years but I have a Nakamichi Dragon that makes those cassettes sound pretty good. Plus those old tapes are dirt cheap. Some sound better than others but I think it's a fun format.
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Is that a Pioneer CT-F (750 - guessing a little, no wait 650 - the 750 didn't have a covered cassette well) Cassette deck? Always loved the blue meters. Great to see the vintage gear getting love and respect.
It's a Pioneer cassette deck for sure belonging to room mate. I couldn't verify the model. It worked just fine and I recorded two cases of cassettes, both sides, ripping his and other peoples LPs. The 8-Track player was a workhorse.. and it still works. I played tapes on it for many many years!! We used to party out in the woods late at night in the summer and I'll never forget the 8-Track tunes (in 4x4 trucks) playing on and on.

Those are his speakers in the upper corner. My speakers were on the opposite wall and TWICE as big.

Such memories, and so long ago!! Yeah.. I was a teen-age Mc owner.


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The system that sold me years ago was a Mcintosh 2105 amp,C-28 pre,Dual TT and a pair of ESS HEIL AMT1s.Now w/ that being said I can't afford any Mac gear now and my amp is the big Adcom gfa 555.Also seeing the Grateful Dead use all those 2300s made me drool and from then on wanted to be a Mac owner
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